Educational Resources

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September 10, 2015 – History of the Censuses
This webinar consists of a summary of the history of the census function in the United States from 1790 through 2010.  Given the time available, it will only touch upon many topics that could support their own webinars.  Among the topics covered will be:

  • Constitutional requirement for a census
  • Changes in the questions asked
  • How census data are collected
  • Introduction of data processing technology
  • Incorporation of probability sampling into the census
  • Geographic underpinning of the census to a non-federal Web site


May 2014 – Measuring America: Your Guide to Geographic Mobility/Migration Statistics
Presentation [PDF]


May 2014 – Measuring America: Your Guide to Housing Statistics
Presentation [PDF]


March 13, 2014 – American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Dual Vintage Variables
Advanced users learn about the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) and how to work with dual vintages of variables included in the ACS PUMS files. This presentation gives a background of the ACS PUMS files before explaining how to work specifically with dual vintage variables in the 2008-2012 ACS 5-year PUMS files, including Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA), Occupation, and Industry variables. Link to a non-federal Web site | Transcript [PDF]


June 20, 2013 – On The Map Webinar  Link to a non-federal Web site


Finding the Median Income of Congressional Districts (Tutorial)


How Do I Locate Information About My Community? (Tutorial)


Population Finder Statistics (Tutorial)


State & County QuickFacts Data Access (Tutorial)

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